Module Title:Programming
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 20
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A mix of traditional lectures and programming practicals and projects that will enable the student to apply the problem solving skills necessary for object oriented programming to develop complete programs.
Module Aim: To provide the student with: 1. The problem solving skills necessary for well defined object oriented programs; 2. The basic concepts of object oriented programming; 3. The capability to develop simple programs.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Utilise problem solving techniques to analyse a well defined problem and develop a solution for it;
LO2 To be able to use variables and apply different sequences and the necessary control structures in their code;
LO3 To be able to use and manipulate different input and output devices, data structures and suitable libraries;
LO4 Produce maintainable programs with suitable documentation and standards;
LO5 Design, develop, test, and debug simple object-oriented programs.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to problem solving:
Designing algorithms; translating design (pseudocode & flow charts) into program code; Introduction to a relevant language; identifiers, keywords, comments.
Variables:
Data types, variables, assignment statements, constants, arithmetic expressions and operators.
Program control constructs:
Program control constructs and their uses - sequence, iteration and selection, flow of control.
Data structures:
To be able to create, populate and search data structures like the array and dictionary.
Input/Output:
To be able to use and manipulate simple input (keyboard) and output devices (screen).
Strings:
To be able to use and manipulate strings, and be able to use the different library functions available.
Classes & objects:
Encapsulation, classes, objects, functions, instance & local variables, scope, parameter passing, object creation, object initialisation.
Files:
File handling concepts, loading images, reading & writing to files.
To use libraries:
To use suitable libraries.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
Project35.00%
Practical20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination35.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Some written exams to be given. The written exams should be a similar format and standard to their final written exam. 1,2,3,4 10.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A number of projects (2 or more) to be given throughout the year, to be done in the labs and on the students own time. 1,2,3,4,5 35.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A number of practical programming lab exercises to be given and evaluated. 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam The final examination will include questions on many aspects of the course. 1,2,3,4 35.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 4.00
Laboratory Every Week 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 12.00
 

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